Hanoi, Vietnam October 3, 2020 - in response to the campaign “To make the world cleaner 2020”, Panasonic Vietnam cooperates with the Center for Natural Resources and Environment Communication - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and People’s Committee of Nam Dinh province to donate 18,000 trees in an annual tree planting program of Panasonic Vietnam Group, contributing to protecting the seadyke, creating green landscape and green living environment, and promoting sustainable development for Nam Dinh people.
Representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment and Panasonic Vietnam Group planting trees
This year, in Nam Dinh, nearly 100 Panasonic staff and employees in cooperation with the government and local authorities and people planted casuarina trees donated by Panasonic. Not only planting trees, Panasonic employees also joined garbage collection activities to clean the beach and inspire local people, especially young people, about the love for nature and environment protection.
Panasonic Vietnam employees taking part in the annual tree-planting program
The program "Panasonic for a green Vietnam" started in 2013. With the expert consultation of the Center for Natural Resources and Environment Communication - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the program has been successfully held in 10 provinces. city over the country, donating almost 140,000 trees for provinces both in North and South. This is one of Panasonic's annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in Vietnam, not only providing direct benefits such as environmental protection, economic development for the local community, but also contributing to sustainable development of the country.
Mr. Marukawa Yoichi, General Director of Panasonic Vietnam shared: “During over 100 years since Panasonic established, and over 50 years history in Vietnam, we have always centered on how we can contribute to the society through our business by living in harmony with environment. Therefore, preservation of the environment is an essential matter for us." He also emphasized: “Nam Dinh” is in a favorable geographical location for economic development and ecotourism with 72km long coastline. I understand the province government is also making efforts to protect its marine environment to boost its economy in a sustainable way.”
People in Nam Dinh province joining Panasonic eco-battery exchange program
Along with tree planting activity, Panasonic organized to collect used batteries and exchanged Panasonic eco-batteries free of charge for local people. This activity is to raise awareness of people in using batteries and eco-energy sources without harmful substances as well as properly handling batteries after use in order not to pollute the environment and affect the public health. After 4 years of implementation, the program has collected 50,000 harmful batteries, and donated more than 20,000 Panasonic eco batteries.
Students at Nghia Thang secondary school are interested in Eco Learning class and discovering 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Within the framework of the program, 100 students from Nghia Thang Secondary School excitedly participated in the eco-learning class to learn about environmental protection solutions and create eco-friendly products from old plastic bottle caps, raising their awareness of reducing plastic waste, living green in everyday life. In addition, in this activity, the students also learned about 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations, from which they orient their actions and share their understanding to the community to together realize this goal.